Day: July 16, 2016

Racially ONE in Christ

Poetic discourse & counsel:

Racism is not a skin pigmentation problem, but a sin problem from a heart of self augmentation, at the expense of another man’s worth and affirmation.
It is a cloak of sin over a man’s life that chokes the truth within, calling God a liar for creating all men equal and mocks Christ’s prayer “that they may be one, as we [are] (1)”

It is an inner struggle between two wrestlers within;
the spiritual man unto God who lives to obey God’s Word of Truth even the call to “love thy neighbour as thyself (2)” and the natural or carnal man whose counsellor is the dragon of pride that seeks self elevation knowing his time to be bound is fast approaching.

Magnificent Angel of true worship to God was overcome with self augmentation and started a rebellion in heavenly, but was defeated at war and cast out of God’s heavenly place to earth.
So was said aloud in heaven “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath..(3)

The dragon, that old serpent’s slithering ways on earth uses its venom of racial pride and hate to deceive and divide to rule on earth. His poison, he spits and stirs in the hot pot of governmental laws and seals men’s hearts to the serpent’s politics and institutional lies.

Brethren, hear the Word of Truth and remember, we do not war against flesh or blood “but against principalities …powers ..the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. (4)” so use the spiritual weapons of warfare unto God, that are mighty to pull down binding strongholds.

The done deal prepared and “cooked” over two thousand years ago is by the Messiah’s death on the cross, so decree by faith that the Seed of the Woman has crushed the head of the serpent!

The only seal to allow is that of our adoption by the Holy Ghost to be God’s anointed “to preach…bind up the brokenhearted to proclaim liberty to the captives,…and the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn…(5)”

The time is short, for the King comes soon to judge, so implore “race hater” to bow to LOVE who sits on the Heavenly Throne and say to the “racially prejudiced”:
“surrender to the blood of the Lamb by which, with the Word of our testimony we overcome.”

Whether black, white, yellow, red or whatever shade you appear, Brethren, if a racist spirit deceives you, let the Spirit of Truth this day convince you of the God of racial love and justice when he declares
“no name or title of “Racist Christian” is found in the Lamb’s book of life and there is a place for such, called hell.”
And be ye convinced when in your heart, he speaks Jesus’ words that
“you love one another, just like I have loved you; …by this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.(6)”

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 11/07/2016

Scriptural Inspiration: Rev 12:10-12
2 Corinth.10:4 Gen 3:15. Quotes: (1) John 17:1 (2) Matthew 19:19 (3) Rev 12:12 (4) Eph.6:12 (5) Isaiah 61:1-2 (6) John 13:34-35

PLAIN SPEAKING & COUNSEL V: Close Friends by Divine Appointment

Want Close friends made in heaven? Make the Holy Spirit your best friend.

If Jesus needed a close circle of friends to walk with, twelve disciples and then three who were even closer (Peter, James and John) so do we who are his.

Seek the LORD and ask Him who should be among your close friends or in your close inner circle. Trust me, certain people do not qualify and also be warned that not everyone wants you to prosper or fulfil your identity.

When Jesus went to the garden of Gethsemane, he told some of the disciples to wait and took three with him, Peter, James and John who were the only ones that he said the following to them “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch with me” (Matthew 26:38).

These were the only three disciples he chose because they were destined to walk with Jesus in this manner by God. Could it be that there are people chosen by God to walk with you in different ways? Those who are mere acquaintances, close friends and some even closer? I believe so.

Not every one should known hidden things about you nor your secrets or highly personal issues. We have to walk in God’s wisdom and discernment in relation to how we relate with others.

Could it also be that as Jesus had Judas in his entourage for only a season because he served a specific purpose only for that season (which was to betray Jesus), that likewise there are certain people in your life and mine only for a season and serving a specific purpose in that season after which they are to leave? I believe this is the case.

In my experience even as a Christian, there are people who were friends of mine, in fact the ones I am thinking of approached me so we became friends but as I grew spiritually and if I told them what God was doing in my life, they would at the time be congratulatory but then after a while appear not to want to know details of things I have birthed to the glory of God. I told them those things not to boast but because as I thought they were close friends, I would want to share or discuss it with them.

I noticed they would never bring the subject up and would become more scarce in my life, failing to stay in touch as frequently as when I did not have anything significant for them to envy or feel threatened by. At times I would discern in their voice and attitude that they were not really happy for me. I thought back at one of them in particular and how she said God sent her to me in a time when I was quite distressed and she was a great source of encouragement to me and I do believe that God sent her for not only did she encourage me but also prayed for me many times.

However when by God’s delivering hand I began to change my manner of speech and attitude to one who was highly self encouraging and unrelenting in fulfilling prophetic destiny, as well as being one to minister to her and encourage her as well, I realised sadly a change in her attitude towards me or her desire to be a consistent friend.

I never told her I did not need her encouragement and prayers, but something in her could not accept me anymore because I had changed. Honestly I struggled to understand and was often hurt by certain mannerisms and attitudes that surfaced as a result of me speaking about what God was doing in my life or refusing to stay in the “poor me, pity me” mindset and attitude.

I did forgive her as God gave me a depth of understanding of why she was acting that way and I began to pray for her. However now having had a certain measure of God given discernment, I have stopped taking initiatives to sustain “close” friendships when I felt they are not bothered anyway to make an effort to stay in touch. In addition, I don’t hesitate to let people be who start acting strange and think it necessary to pull away from me or those I personally feel led to pull away from if I discern that they don’t like the new me who I know is the real healed me coming to the fore.

If a close friendship begins to fizzled out and you know your conscious is clear and you have not deliberately hurt the person or are in anyway responsible, let it end its course. I have realised that at times certain friendships are for seasons and some people cannot be close to you anymore as you advance into the purposes of God. If you dare forcefully stay in touch with them it is to your detriment especially if you discern the spirit of jealousy, envy and bitterness.

Cry out for the gift of discerning of spirits and the Wisdom of God. In these last days, whatever you do make sure you are doing all that is humanly possible in relation to Godly Christian living in order to stay strong in the LORD and in the power of His might! The people you hang around with, call your close friends or confidants will play a great part in determining whether you stay strong and on course to fulfilling your destiny.

It is only in staying close to God in the power of the Holy Spirit that you will know who God has sent into your life for mutual personal and kingdom purposes, what these are and for how long. You will also know how to interact with people as according to God’s will so that you do not miss God induced mutual opportunities and blessings.

The Holy Spirit knows the wisdom and will of God and reveals them to us (I Corinth. 2). Much prayer for the fruit and gift of the Spirit will develop your nature to be as one who is shrewd as a serpent and gentle as a dove as well as one who has God’s perspective on things. The wisdom of God and seeing things God’s way will therefore keep you one step ahead of the enemy at all times.

Satan and his demons are pacing about through people and situations seeking whom to devour. The Holy Spirit should therefore be our closest or best friend first and foremost and through him we will be able to discern or know who should be our confidant or close friend. In addition the Holy Spirit will give us sensitivity as to where we should and should not go. We are therefore protected from danger and opening ourselves up to situations which include ungodly alliances that are not God’s will for us.

I can testify that God has been bringing me genuine friends who are excited about and share my vision as I do theirs because we understand each other as we are equally yoked spiritually, by this I mean that the Holy Spirit is as much their best friend as mine.

Thank you Holy Spirit!

Come Holy Spirit, have your way! God we ask for a greater measure of the gift of discerning of spirits this day, so as to know who we should walk with closely.

We ask for God’s choice of close friends in our lives who are the type of friends we are equally yoked with.
Change us if in anyway we fall short of the type of friends you expect us to be to others.
In Jesus’ mighty name we pray Amen

I love you LORD❤️
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 15/07/2016